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Bronze hand dedicated to Ta'lab, 2nd-3rd century CE.
South Arabian inscription describing the construction of a temple dedicated to Ta'lab, 3rd century CE.

Ta'lab was a god worshipped in pre-Islamic southern Arabia, particularly in Sheba. Ta'lab was the moon god and also a protector of pastures.[1] His oracle was consulted for advice. A shrine dedicated to him existed in Riyam.[2]


  1. ^ Beeston, A. F. L; Mundy, C. S; Berry, J (1955). "Notes and Communications". Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. 17 (1): 154–165. JSTOR 609235. 
  2. ^ St. John Simpson (2002). Queen of Sheba: treasures from ancient Yemen. British Museum Press. pp. 162, 163. ISBN 9780714111513.